WPCC Calendar

The calendar below includes important community and student-related dates and events occurring on the campus of Western Piedmont Community College.  Check back often as dates will be added or updated.  We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Academic Calendar

While important academic dates and deadlines are listed on the calendar below, you can access a full Academic Calendar listing all dates by semester in our online catalog.

Events in January 2023

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January 1, 2023
January 2, 2023
January 3, 2023(1 event)

2:00 pm: TABE Test


January 3, 2023

TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) tests for the Nurse Aide I and Nurse Aide II TABE Test Logoclasses are offered at the Foothills Higher Education Center, Room FHEC-123 


Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
USA
January 4, 2023(1 event)

All day: Pharmacy Technician

All day
January 4, 2023

Dates: January 4 - April 30, 2023
Location: Online

Registration Fees
Registration $185
Books $400
Certification Exam Costs $129
TOTAL = $714

This 208-hour totally online course is designed to provide instruction in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, outpatient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, and non-sterile compounding. Upon completion, student should be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings. Students who successfully complete this training program will be eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

This class is in partnership with Isothermal Community College.

Online Only
January 5, 2023(3 events)

All day: Payment Deadline for Re-Opened Registration

All day
January 5, 2023

All day: Registration Re-Opens for Spring closes

All day
January 5, 2023

5:00 pm: Nurse Aide I (Section #67458)


January 5, 2023

Photo of a stethoscopeNurse Aide I provides you the opportunity to pursue a healthcare career with entry-level skills in a hospital or nursing home setting.  Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for The Nurse Aide I test administered through Credentia. After passing the state test, you will be listed on the Nurse Aide I registry at DHHS. CPR for Basic Life Support Certification is now included with this class.

Requirements

In order to be admitted into the NA II program, you must: 

  • Score at least a ninth grade level on the TABE test. To schedule your TABE, please call (828) 448-6140.
  • Provide copies of a valid driver’s license and social security card (names must match).
  • Provide a copy of your High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma or sealed transcript of grades or be currently enrolled in the last year of the WPCC Burke Middle College program.
  • All students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 to go to the clinical site.  Your instructor will give you the deadline for full vaccination on first day of class, but the deadline will be approximately 1 week prior to clinical.

Additional Information

  • Students will be required to have a criminal background check submitted through Castlebranch. The criminal background check must be completed after class begins.
  • Students will be required to have a complete physical exam by their healthcare provider; forms will be given out upon completion of the TABE test.
  • Students may enroll up to 2 times in the NA 1 program
  • Cost: $235.00
  • Textbook: Nursing Assistant Care- The Basics available in the WPCC Bookstore

Registration

Once you have completed the above requirements, you will be allowed to register for the NA I class.

Continuing Education classes offered through our Workforce and Professional Development Division, have a pre-registration policy, with the exception of Fire/Rescue, Law Enforcement, HRD and CTP program areas.  Students must register and pay any registration fees two business days/48 business hours prior to the start date of the class. For example Class starts on Monday, the last day to register is 5:00 pm on Wednesday.

Students may register via the following methods:

  1. Online (click on the button below)
  2. Call (828) 448-6046 Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in order to arrange an appointment for registration at Hildebrand Hall on the main campus.
  3. Download and fax the registration form. Our fax number is (828) 448-6179.

Class Information

Class sessions meet in Room 221 of the Foothills Higher Education Center on Sterling Street in Morganton. The cost of the course is $235. Additional costs include book, health form, uniforms, etc. Write down the section number of the class you want to register for to enter in the online registration below.

Nurse Aide I (Section 67458) - January 5 - April 7, 2023
(CPR meets February 17, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with a 1 hour break)
Meets Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with a 30 minute break 

 


Register Online for a Nurse Aide I Class

Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
USA
January 6, 2023(1 event)

All day: 100% Refund Deadline

All day
January 6, 2023

Full-Term & A-Term Classes

January 7, 2023
January 8, 2023
January 9, 2023(4 events)

All day: Classes Begin/Schedule Adjustments

All day
January 9, 2023

All day: Senior Citizen (65 and older) Registration

All day
January 9, 2023 January 10, 2023

8:00 am: Nurse Aide I (Section #67464)


January 9, 2023

Photo of a stethoscopeNurse Aide I provides you the opportunity to pursue a healthcare career with entry-level skills in a hospital or nursing home setting.  Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for The Nurse Aide I test administered through Credentia.  After passing the state test, you will be listed on the Nurse Aide I registry at DHHS. CPR for Basic Life Support Certification is now included with this class.

Requirements

In order to be admitted into the NA II program, you must: 

  • Score at least a ninth grade level on the TABE test. To schedule your TABE, please call (828) 448-6140.
  • Provide copies of a valid driver’s license and social security card (names must match).
  • Provide a copy of your High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma or sealed transcript of grades or be currently enrolled in the last year of the WPCC Burke Middle College program.
  • All students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 to go to the clinical site.  Your instructor will give you the deadline for full vaccination on first day of class, but the deadline will be approximately 1 week prior to clinical.

Additional Information

  • Students will be required to have a criminal background check submitted through Castlebranch. The criminal background check must be completed after class begins.
  • Students will be required to have a complete physical exam by their healthcare provider; forms will be given out upon completion of the TABE test.
  • Students may enroll up to 2 times in the NA 1 program
  • Cost: $235.00
  • Textbook: Nursing Assistant Care- The Basics available in the WPCC Bookstore

Registration

Once you have completed the above requirements, you will be allowed to register for the NA I class.

Continuing Education classes offered through our Workforce and Professional Development Division, have a pre-registration policy, with the exception of Fire/Rescue, Law Enforcement, HRD and CTP program areas.  Students must register and pay any registration fees two business days/48 business hours prior to the start date of the class. For example Class starts on Monday, the last day to register is 5:00 pm on Wednesday.

Students may register via the following methods:

  1. Online (click on the button below)
  2. Call (828) 448-6046 Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in order to arrange an appointment for registration at Hildebrand Hall on the main campus.
  3. Download and fax the registration form. Our fax number is (828) 448-6179.

Class Information

Class sessions meet in Room 221 of the Foothills Higher Education Center on Sterling Street in Morganton. The cost of the course is $235. Additional costs include book, health form, uniforms, etc. Write down the section number of the class you want to register for to enter in the online registration below.

Nurse Aide I (Section 67458) - January 5 - April 7, 2023
(CPR meets February 17, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with a 1 hour break)
Meets Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a 30 minute break 

 


Register Online for a Nurse Aide I Class

Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
USA

6:00 pm: ASL Beginner


January 9, 2023

Instructor: Kee Lee
Location: Foothills Higher Education Center, Room 248
Dates: January 9, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Registration Fee: $45
Section number: 68080
Extra Material to be Purchased Before Start of Class: https://amzn.to/3GshtLN

In this 6-week introduction to the fundamentals of American Sign Language, students will learn how to properly fingerspell, use numbers and develop a basic vocabulary of conversational signs. Being proficient in ASL allows you to communicate with a wide range of hearing, hard of hearing, and deaf individuals—including students in mainstream and deaf school or university programs and deaf or hard of hearing residents and business people in your community.

Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
USA
January 10, 2023(2 events)

All day: Senior Citizen (65 and older) Registration

All day
January 9, 2023 January 10, 2023

All day: Schedule Adjustments End

All day
January 10, 2023

January 11, 2023(1 event)

6:00 pm: Defensive Driving (Section 68158)


January 11, 2023

If you have been charged with a minor violation in the 36th North Carolina Judicial District, you may elect to have it reduced by the District Attorney by completing a 4-hour defensive driving course. It is offered through Western Piedmont Community College and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to train motorists in the principles of defensive driving.

 

Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
USA
January 12, 2023(1 event)

All day: 75% Refund Deadline (A-Term Classes)

All day
January 12, 2023

January 13, 2023
January 14, 2023(1 event)

8:00 am: Defensive Driving (Section 68165)


January 14, 2023

If you have been charged with a minor violation in the 36th North Carolina Judicial District, you may elect to have it reduced by the District Attorney by completing a 4-hour defensive driving course. It is offered through Western Piedmont Community College and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to train motorists in the principles of defensive driving.

 

Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
USA
January 15, 2023
January 16, 2023(1 event)

All day: MLK Holiday/College Closed

All day
January 16, 2023

January 17, 2023
January 18, 2023
January 19, 2023(1 event)

All day: 75% Refund Deadline (Full-Term Classes)

All day
January 19, 2023

January 20, 2023
January 21, 2023
January 22, 2023
January 23, 2023(1 event)

6:00 pm: Emergency Medical Technician Night Session Course - Section #67995


January 23, 2023

Dates: January 23 - June 22, 2023 

Room: HEC 211
Class will meet Monday/Thursday, 6:00 - 10:00 PM
6 Saturdays 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM: 1/28, 2/11, 4/22, 5/13, 5/20, 6/10
Cost: $194.20 (Text Book is not included see below)
Section Number: 67995

An Emergency Medical Technician class will be held from January 23 - June 22, 2023 at the Foothills Higher Education Center. It consists of classroom and clinical instruction and will prepare students to take the EMT exam administered by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Prerequisites

  • TABE placement test for reading comprehension (minimum of 11th grade reading level). Learn more about the TABE test or call (828) 448-6140 for a test appointment.  Test  results are required in order to register.

Costs

  • $180 registration fee (unless you are fee-exempt)
  • $14.20 fee for Accident & Liability Insurance (paid by all students)
  • $16 WPCC Polo Shirt required for clinical instruction  
  • $13 Background Check (per the last name)
  • Hepatitis B Virus Vaccine Required
  • Flu Vaccine Required
  • COVID Vaccine May Be Required by the Clinical Site
  • Textbooks are not included

Textbook

Emergency Care: 14th Edition + My Brady Lab (ISBN9780136857860).
WPCC Book Cellar (828) 448-3186  Approximate cost of $175.

Information You Should Know

You can submit your registration for the EMT-Night class below. The course section number is 67995.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 18.

To register, please contact Registration Department (828) 448-6410, by e-mail at ylogan@wpcc.edu or click or tap the button below to register online.  Student Fees will be due at time of registration.

Register for the EMT Class

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact Terry Houston at (828) 448-6751 or by e-mail at thouston@wpcc.edu.

Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
USA
January 24, 2023
January 25, 2023(1 event)

6:00 pm: Defensive Driving (Section 68166)


January 25, 2023

If you have been charged with a minor violation in the 36th North Carolina Judicial District, you may elect to have it reduced by the District Attorney by completing a 4-hour defensive driving course. It is offered through Western Piedmont Community College and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to train motorists in the principles of defensive driving.

 

Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
USA
January 26, 2023
January 27, 2023
January 28, 2023(1 event)

8:00 am: Defensive Driving (Section 68167)


January 28, 2023

If you have been charged with a minor violation in the 36th North Carolina Judicial District, you may elect to have it reduced by the District Attorney by completing a 4-hour defensive driving course. It is offered through Western Piedmont Community College and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to train motorists in the principles of defensive driving.

 

Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655
USA
January 29, 2023
January 30, 2023
January 31, 2023
February 1, 2023(1 event)

All day: Healthcare Billing and Coding

All day
February 1, 2023

Dates: February 1 - April 30, 2023
Location: Online

Registration Fees
Registration $185
Books $479.42
Certification Exam Costs $125
TOTAL = $789.42

This 180-hour course prepares an individual for entry level healthcare billing and coding positions. Course topics can include but are not limited to the roles and responsibilities of this position, managed health care, life cycle of an insurance claim, legal and regulatory considerations, coding regulations, reimbursement issues, claim instructions, medical terminology, filing commercial claims, insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid Tricare, and Workers' Compensation. Upon completion, students should also be able to utilize MS Windows and the Internet to effectively retrieve billing-related information and updates, and have the knowledge base to apply for national certification as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist.

This class is in partnership with Isothermal Community College.

Online Only
February 2, 2023
February 3, 2023
February 4, 2023